17th of May, 1991

The 17th of May, 1991, fell on a Friday. Day 137 of 1991. Decade: 1990s.

29 years, 0 months and 13 days have passed since the 17th of May, 1991.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of May, 1991:

  • United States: I Like The Way - Hi-Five
  • United Kingdom: It's In His Kiss - Cher

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "What About Bob?" was at the top of the box office on this date.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 17th of May, 1991.

  • Early 1990s Fashion

    Early 1990s fashion saw a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included clothes such as coloured tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon coloured tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts and ripped jeans.

  • Early 1990s recession

    During the start of the 1990s, most of the Western World was affected by a recession, which had been caused by a loss of consumer confidence and restrictive monetary policies by central banks. In 1991, the United Kingdom experienced rioting.

  • Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole - "Unforgettable"

    "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole would go on to win a Grammy for 1991's Song of the Year.

  • Ted Turner.

    CNN founder Ted Turner was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1991. Turner was named as such because of CNN's coverage of Operation Desert Storm and the Gulf War.

  • The Soviet Union falls apart.

    Throughout 1991, the Soviet Union continues to dissolve, as multiple countries declare their independence.

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    "The Silence of the Lambs" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1991.

  • 1991 in movies.

    Movies released in 1991 included Terminator 2, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Beauty and the Beast, Hook, The Silence of the Lambs, The Addams Family, Cape Fear, Hot Shots!, Boyz n the Hood, Backdraft and Father of the Bride.

  • 1991 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1991 included Bryan Adams, Boyz II Men, Ice T, R.E.M., Mariah Carey, Cher, Paula Abdul, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Cypress Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Michael Jackson and Sting.

  • Eurovision 1991

    The 1991 Eurovision song contest is held in Rome, Italy. Sweden win the contest with the song "Fångad av en stormvind" by Carola.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 29 years, 0 months and 13 days have passed since the 17th of May, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1991, will be 29 years of age.
  • People born in 1991 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 674434800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 17th of May, 1991:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1991, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1991 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 17th of May, 1991 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Dinosaurs - TV series about a family of dinosaurs.
  • Clarissa Explains It All - Nickelodeon TV series.
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 - A series that followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in Beverly Hills.
  • The Flash - CBS TV show starring John Wesley Shipp as Flash.
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Sitcom about an inner-city teenager who moves to his aunt's house in Bel-Air.
  • Blossom - Starring Mayim Bialik as teenager Blossom Russo.
  • Twin Peaks - Crime drama.
  • Family Matters - Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
  • Saved by the Bell - Comedy series about a group of friends in high school.
  • Seinfeld - Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
  • Quantum Leap - TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
  • Roseanne - Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.

1991 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1991.

"Dinosaurs" - "Clarissa Explains It All" - "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" - "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" - "Beverly Hills, 90210" - "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" - "Rosie and Jim" - "Blossom" - "The Simpsons" - "Doogie Howser, M.D." - "Saved by the Bell" - "Hey Dude" - "Noozles" - "Roseanne" - "Garfield and Friends" - "Count Duckula" - "The Wonder Years" - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - "Fireman Sam" - "Full House" - "Adventures of the Little Koala" - "Married... with Children" - "The Real Ghostbusters" - "Pingu" - "Growing Pains" - "Thomas the Tank Engine" - "The Cosby Show" - "Muppet Babies" - "Danger Mouse" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"


1991 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1991:

  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • Game Boy
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:

  • Constitution Day (Norway)

Weather

Weather information for the 17th of May, 1991:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 69.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.89 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 21.59cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.11 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.54cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on the 17th of May, 1991.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of May, 1991 was probably conceived around the 7th of August, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of May, 1991 is the 24th of February, 1992. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Street Fighter II: The World Warrior - An arcade game that was released by Capcom.
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse - A platform game that was originally released on the Sega Mega Drive.
  • Wing Commander - A sci-fi space simulation game that was released for PC DOS.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

17th of May

Events that have occurred on the 17th of May:

  • 17th of May, 1974: 33 people are killed when the UVF detonate four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in Ireland.
  • 17th of May, 1974: Football: Bayern Munich win the European Cup after defeating Atletico Madrid 4-0.
  • 17th of May, 1984: Michael Silka kills nine people during a spree shooting in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.
  • 17th of May, 1990: The World Health Organization removes homosexuality from its list of diseases.
  • 17th of May, 1990: Manchester United win the FA Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
  • 17th of May, 1995: A U.S. Army veteran called Shawn Nelson goes on a tank rampage in San Diego, California
  • 17th of May, 1997: Football: Manchester United star Eric Cantona announces his retirement.
  • 17th of May, 1997: FA Cup Final 1997: Chelsea secure their first major trophy in 26 years after they defeat Middlesbrough 2-0.
  • 17th of May, 2000: The last episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is aired.
  • 17th of May, 2002: 2002 Irish general election: Fianna Fail are returned to power after winning 77 seats.
  • 17th of May, 2002: Irish politics: Michael Noonan steps down as leader of Fine Gael.
  • 17th of May, 2003: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after defeating Southampton 1-0.
  • 17th of May, 2006: The 2006 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Arsenal. Barcelona win 2-1.
  • 17th of May, 2008: Portsmouth win the FA Cup final after beating Cardiff City 1-0.
  • 17th of May, 2009: The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
  • 17th of May, 2011: The video game "L.A. Noire" is released.
  • 17th of May, 2013: It is announced that Jose Mourinho will be leaving Real Madrid.
  • 17th of May, 2014: Arsenal win the FA Cup after defeating Hull City 3-2 in Extra Time.
  • 17th of May, 2015: Rapper Chinx is shot dead in Queens, New York.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of May, 1991.

  • 10,606 days have passed since this date.
  • 916,358,400 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,069,084,800 times.
  • Since the 17th of May, 1991, earth has travelled approximately 472,840,934,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 152,726,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 78,806,822 steps. That's about 35,025 miles!
  • Since this date, 10,996,301 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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